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#FBF – I’ve been on…

#FBF - I’ve been on this 2 week road trip all over the Southwest on a night photo mission with @missjessbess and various others along the way... it hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine; but there’s been some very incredible, WOW moments a lot of the times and for that I feel so fortunate... I feel very bad for all the people in all the fires right now losing their homes. I just got word yesterday one of my childhood friends homes was saved in the Carr Fire while her 3 neighbors were not. 😢😢 so happy for her but sad for the people around her.. the smoke everywhere we have gone except Colorado has been insane... —— I took this selfie on Thursday night at Rocky Mountain National Park when I headed there with @missjessbess, @xlj_photography, @megavai & Joe.. Apparently we barely missed @michaelsimmonsphotography1 that night! I kept having to do this shot over because this wasn’t right or that wasn’t right... in the end, my analness about getting my shots made my photo come out much better than I imagined and I feel like I’m walking away with what I would deem is a memorable and EPIC shot in spite of how hard I was being on myself about it prior to getting it on my computer... On location, executing a shot like this is more than just setting up a tripod and a timer. —— Thank you to @tenbabags; I love being a part of the team! This Solstice 24L was exactly the bag I needed to compliment my travel gear; it carries the exact same amount of camera equipment that I put in my @ShimodaDesign bag, but just a lot less extra gear that I would need for backpacking trips or whatnot... 2 bodies, 4 lenses, 2 tripods, my star tracked and all of my accessories and lights! —- This image is a total of 49 Stacked and Blended photos; 22 for the sky, 15 for me, and 12 for the water... All stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker. I was running out of time so I didn’t set up my lights, instead I took my iPhone with it’s flashlight on and placed it facedown on the rocks. The light bouncing off the rocks was perfect! —— SKY ISO 10000 F2.8 13 seconds - WATER ISO 10000 F2.8 30 seconds - ME ISO 6400 F2.8 13 seconds —- @tokinausa 11-20mm @ 20 @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1

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I shot this as an…

I shot this as an after thought when I met up with @missjessbess & @megavai in Alabama hills right before New Years... Core was long gone by now, but I didn’t want to be out and not grab a Shot... so I set up my camera outside the RV they had for the trip and shot from my cellphone instead of standing in the cold... I wanted to wait till Orion was closer to the horizon but as it got later, I was thankful that I had taken these shots as the wind kicked up something fierce and howled in the wee hours of the morning.. I can imagine some shapes in this part of the Milky Way; I see a cat right in the center, what do you see?? —— This is 20 foreground shots and 20 sky shots stacked.. Foreground: ISO 10000 F2.8 30 seconds Sky: ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds - @tokinausa 24-70 2.8 @ 24 @slikusa 734-CF @canonusa 5DMK4 Processed in LR & PS —- . . . . . #tracylee #tracyleephotos #artofvisuals #agameoftones #illgrammers #travelphoto #naturephoto #naturephotography #ig_clouds #canonusa #milkyway #awesome_earthpix #teamcanon #slikusa #tokinausa . . . . . #nationalparkgeek#findyourpark #yourshotphotographer #naturephotography #adventurephotography #landscapephotography #keepitwild #wanderout #allaboutadventures #takemoreadventures #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #earth_shotz

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#TBT #ThrowbackThursday to a spontaneous…

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday to a spontaneous trip earlier this year w/ @cecphotos! —— Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ The ever elusive. I feel like I can gauge the improvement in my photography skills based on the photos that I have taken here. This is my third time making the trek out to Joshua tree to shoot here at night and I feel it’s by far my best set of photos from this location.. My original plans got a little messed up so to save the evening, I happened to be talking to my buddy @cecphotos and on a whim we decided to meet here... I spent the afternoon in the area killing time, took a sunset hike out to the arch to confirm alignment and explore the area, and then slept in the car until midnight when Chris arrived... we set up some timelapses which we let run a couple hours before we took our other shots like this one.. I used a lumecube.com/160.html (use code TRACYLEE for free US shipping) at 1% to light the inside of the arch. The foreground I took 3 min long exposures for.. we shot until the sun came up; I love this photo! —- Sky- 20 images stacked in SLS ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds Foreground- 10 images stacked ISO 1600 F2.8 3 minutes — Processed in LR & PS @tokinausa 16-28 @ 28mm @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 —- #tracylee #tracyleephotos #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #shootslik #sliktripods #longexposure_shots #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeo #itsamazingoutthere #litbylume #capture4cubes #lumecube #photopills #amazingphotohunter #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #ig_worldclub #thegreatoutdoors #worldbestshot #longexposureoftheday

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What are your thoughts on…

What are your thoughts on Internet Bullies? How do you react to them? —- I’ve been overwhelmed the last few days between being sick (I’m still on the tail end), to working on all my client work, to running the Milky Way Chasers Night Sky Awards, working CES and getting a video edited from that for my client, to throwing a HUGE influencer event next week for Shot Show. Add to that personal issues here at home, and then the last couple days of being bullied and harassed. I’m not sure how I found time to edit this actually lol! — I want to thank everyone who has reached out for the amazing support.. it’s definitely been a helping hand through this.. I’ve learned a lot the last few days and the biggest one is that no matter how hard you try, no matter how good your intentions are, there’s always going to be someone not happy. I have to learn to accept that and move on. —- This was from a trip in October with my girl @missjessbess.. I had seen pictures of this area for a couple years and was determined to find it. I knew generally where it was and had explored looking for it the previous summer with @smpetersonphotography & @ezumphoto but hadn’t found it... With a call to @cecphotos to verify we were in the right direction, turns out I was only off the 1st time by less than a 1/4 mile! —- Jess and I hiked out here late afternoon and stayed for hours shooting sunset (which I have amazing photos from and I’ll edit them some day!) and then into the night hoping that the clouds would clear. They never did fully but I still got a great photo of this alien landscape. This is a cropped pano I did 2 horizontal sets of images, cropped to a vertical 4:5. I also used content aware scale to get it to fit into 4:5 for Instagram. —- Foreground- 14 images stacked ISO 100 F11 - F4 (changed as the blue hour did) 30 seconds —- Sky 20 images stacked ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds - @tokinausa 16-28 @ 28 @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 Processed in LR & PS —- . . . . . #tracylee #tracyleephotos #mstracylee #artofvisuals #agameoftones #illgrammers #travelphoto #naturephoto #naturephotography #ig_clouds #canonusa #milkyway #awesome_earthpix #teamcanon #slikusa #tokinausa

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“You’re looking for the King??…

“You’re looking for the King?? I’m right here!!” —- Hanging out at the @SonyAlpha party this evening @CES... they loaned me a #a7riii and an 85 1.4 to shoot around the booth for the event; first time really really using a Sony... how cute is this little guy jumping in the photos, trying to be king? —- #sonyalpha #bealpha #ces2019 #tracyleephotos #tracylee #a7r3 #elvis #vegasshowgirls #daschund #daschundsofinstagram #theking #sonyalphaa7riii #sony #sonyalphauniverse #alphauniverse

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Hanging out at the @SonyAlpha…

Hanging out at the @SonyAlpha party this evening @CES... they loaned me a #a7riii and an 85 1.4 to shoot around the booth for the event; first time really really using a Sony... it was so fun hanging out with bubba trying to #bokeh the heck out of this shot! —- #sonyalpha #bealpha #ces2019 #tracyleephotos #tracylee #a7r3 #chinesecrested #chinesecresteddog

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Hanging out at the @SonyAlpha…

Hanging out at the @SonyAlpha party this evening @CES... they loaned me a #a7riii and an 85 1.4 to shoot around the booth for the event; first time really really using a Sony and shot this pic of @aerialdancermari... love running into all of my friends from all over the world! —- #sonyalpha #bealpha #ces2019 #tracyleephotos #tracylee #a7r3 #ribbontwirling #ribbons

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Are you a mountains and…

Are you a mountains and forest fan or deserts and sand fan?? — Last summer during the #GreatMilkyWayChase, I ended up stopping at Maroon Bells to shoot a drab sunset.. I ran into @arwin.l next to the lake whom I had met at the MWC Meetup the year before; she lives in Vegas like me... in spite of it being way too early in the season for MW to line up well here, we still met up at about 4 am to shoot and got these shots at blue hour right before sunrise... it was amazing and beautiful to see, and I’m so happy there was still snow on the mountains in June.. —- Sky 25 images stacked in SLS ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds - Foreground 8 images stacked in SLS ISO 10000 F2.8 20 seconds —- @tokinausa 11-20 2.8 @ 20mm @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 Processed in LR PS & SLS —- . . . . . #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #yourshotphotographer #naturephotography #adventurephotography #landscapephotography #keepitwild #wanderout #allaboutadventures #takemoreadventures #wildernessculture #earth_shotz #big_shotz #depthsofearth #optoutside #gramslayers #exploreourearth #exploremore #northwestisbest #shootslik #teamtokina #canonusa #tracyleephotos #tokinausa #milkywaychasers #milkyway #nightphotography #teamcanon #colorado

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When you shoot with friends,…

When you shoot with friends, are you forced to make the executive decision? Or do you just go with the flow? —- A shot from a group trip up through Utah, Idaho, Montana and into Canada back in October... I met up with @missjessbess, @megavai, @ryantoswald & @whiskeybowen for an adventure of epic proportions.. the original plan was to shoot the MW from inside this lava tube, but it was risky as the skies were filled with clouds and we had no idea if they would clear up enough to get a good shot. so we decided the safer route was from up top with a wide angle to include the lava tube... I shot 15 images of the sky just before it completely clouded over. Then I placed a #lumecube (go to lumecube.com and use code TRACYLEE10 for 10% off and free US shipping!) through another lava tube to light the back of the cave... then @ryantoswald had this lamp and wanted to be in the comp so he climbed down into the tube in the dark and this was the resulting image.. I think him standing in the shot really makes the image although the full comp is so much more interesting than the IG 4:5 crop... I really didn’t have faith on this image turning out because I barely got any shots of the sky before it clouded over but I am thrilled about it’s turnout now... —- Sky - 15 images stacked in SLS ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds - Foreground - 6 images stacked in PS ISO 6400 F2.8 8 seconds —- . . . . . #longexposure_shots #tokinausa #slikusa #tracyleephotos #canonusa #milkyway #astrophotography #astrophoto #teamcanon #astro_photography #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #idaho #lavatube #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #photopills #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse #wonderfulplaces #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #thegreatoutdoors #worldbestshot #longexposureoftheday

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So earlier in 2018, I…

So earlier in 2018, I took off to the Eastern Sierras to meet up with @ryantoswald & @whiskeybowen... The weather was questionable, and the wind was atrocious and we ended up here lake side.. well I was standing on some rocks and had used my gear bag to weigh down my tripod and then turned my back.. two seconds later the entire set up had blown into the lake... without hesitation, I jumped in after it and saved all my gear from sinking, but everything, all my lume cubes, intervalometers, batteries, and more were wet. At some point during all of this, my case of memory cards flew out of my pocket and disappeared into the abyss. Luckily I had some extra clothes to change into in the car and started stripping down to my skivvies out there on the rocks while the guys got me dry stuff to wear.. I’m fortunate that my camera was not attached and didn’t go swimming, so my night wasn’t ruined. We decided that on the rocks was a poor place to set up and moved to a more stable location to wait out the clouds and hope for clear skies... —- We got them and I was able to shoot 4 images for the foreground here horizontally, and then 8 Images and 14 images stacked for the horizontally oriented images but vertical pano of the sky. I can’t say why I didn’t have a consistent number of images but I’m assuming the wind and the cold and clouds prior to this had a lot to do with it... just thrilled that the image still came out pretty good in spite of the drama of the evening lol!! —- ISO 10000 Foreground 4 shots @ 30 seconds Sky 8 and 10 shots @ 10 seconds F 2.8 @tokinausa 16-28 @ 28 @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 Processed in LR, PS & SLS —- . . . . . #nationalparkgeek#findyourpark #yourshotphotographer #naturephotography #adventurephotography #landscapephotography #keepitwild #wanderout #allaboutadventures #takemoreadventures #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #earth_shotz #big_shotz #depthsofearth #optoutside #gramslayers #exploreourearth #exploremore #northwestisbest #shootslik #teamtokina #canonusa #tracyleephotos #tokinausa #milkywaychasers #milkyway #nightphotography #teamcanon #mammoth

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